Also, in your article this card sometimes is worse then the reference card. How is it possible? http://www.kitguru.net/co...view-the-ultimate-580/21/ for them this card is not going over 35 dBA at 1m distance (in Furmark) , and in your test same distance but only 3D is going over 40 dBA. Check also temperature.
This article is 2 times faulty: 1. It sound like a commercial for nVidia for the expensive and power hungry cards. 2. The technical result are contradicting itself: reference card is better then a special design with a bigger cooler!!!!!!!!